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Surrey County Council

Specialist Teacher for Inclusive Practice

Reference: 76672606-b96f-4d64-ba13-f0406007287a
Employer: Surrey County Council
Location: Reigate
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

The salary for this position is Teachers’ Pay Scale TMS/UPS £31,350 – £47,839 per annum plus 1 SEN Point £2,270.

Are you a dedicated and qualified teacher with a passion for positively impacting the lives of vulnerable children?

There are temporary and permanent, full-time positions available in each quadrant of Surrey:

  • The North West role is based at Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7QQ, supporting schools in Runnymede, Surrey Heath and Woking.
  • The North East role is based at Dakota, 11 De Havilland Drive. Weybridge, KT13 0YP, supporting schools in Elmbridge, Spelthorne and Epsom and Ewell.
  • The South West role is based at Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7QQ, supporting schools in Guildford and Waverley.
  • The South East role is based at Woodhatch, 11 Woodhatch Road, Cockshot Hill, Reigate, RH2 8EF, supporting schools in Tandridge, Reigate and Banstead and Mole Valley.

The start date is 1st September 2024. Much of our time is spent in schools, with some element of office and home working.

If you have current experience working with students on a mainstream SEND register, particularly those with communication and interaction or SEMH needs, along with additional qualifications in these areas, we invite you to join our friendly, dynamic and forward-thinking team. Share your expertise and collaborate with colleagues who prioritise reducing barriers to learning for pupils with additional needs and disabilities!

Rewards and Benefits

  • 26 days’ holiday (prorated for part time staff), rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service and 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • Option to buy up to 10 days of additional annual leave
  • An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing
  • Up to 5 days of carer’s leave per year
  • Paternity, adoption and dependants leave
  • A generous local government salary related pension
  • Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more
  • 2 paid volunteering days plus 1 team volunteering day per year
  • Learning and development hub where you can access a wealth of resources

About the Team

We are a welcoming, supportive service, ready to nurture your professional progression and continued development. Each day brings a fresh challenge, with the opportunity to work alongside colleagues who share a passion for improving the learning outcomes for pupils with additional needs and disabilities, value each other’s ideas and who problem solve together.

About the Role

The role of Specialist Teacher for Inclusive Practice will present a unique opportunity for the right individual to use their knowledge, skills and experience to support local schools in the delivery of a curriculum that will extend the learning of pupils with additional needs and disabilities, across the key stages.

As part of a team working with pupils from Early Years to Key Stage 4, no two days will be the same. Whether you are developing a school’s capacity to meet the needs of pupils with additional needs and disabilities through systemic work, delivering quality training, supporting the SEN department, modelling group work or following a consultation model around a pupil with complex needs; each new location gives you an opportunity to build effective working relationships which help schools to “narrow the gap”. As a centrally employed teacher working for Surrey County Council, you will work in partnership with schools, families and other professionals delivering a quality service which impacts positively on outcomes for pupils.

Shortlisting Criteria

To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:

  • Qualified teacher status, enabling you to teach in the UK
  • Experience in identifying and teaching pupils with additional needs and disabilities within mainstream schools
  • Understanding of current educational issues and the language, learning and SEMH difficulties that might impact upon a pupil’s ability to make progress in their learning
  • Experience of facilitating developments within a curriculum area to improve learning opportunities for pupils
  • Experience of promoting active and purposeful links with parents and carers
  • Experience supporting the professional development of other teachers and teaching assistants

Due to the nature of the role, you will need to have the willingness and ability to travel around the county to meet the demands of the role.

Please specify which geographical quadrant area/s you are interested in (NW, SW, SE or NE).

Please contact us for any questions relating to the role. This could be to discuss flexible working requests, transferable skills or any barriers to employment.

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 16th April 2024. Interviews will take place between 30th April – 3rd May 2024.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:

  • The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
  • The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form

Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

How to Apply

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